Joe Biden planted his flag in the ground in one of the most critical fights in America.
But Biden ended up blindsided.
And Joe Biden waved the white flag of surrender after this shocking betrayal.
Five members sit on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
The president gets to appoint the majority so the FCC ends up with a three-to-two advantage in terms of appointees from the president’s party.
Right now, the FCC is deadlocked at two Democrat and two Republican commissioners.
Biden nominated Gigi Sohn as the fifth commissioner on the FCC which would give the Democrat appointees a majority.
Joe Biden nominated Gigi Sohn because she is a pro-censorship fanatic who believes the government should regulate and censor conservative media.
“I believe that Fox News has had the most negative impact on our democracy. It’s state-sponsored propaganda, with few if any opposing viewpoints. Where’s the hearing about that?” Sohn posted back in October 2020.
Every Republican senator pledged to vote against Sohn’s confirmation.
With Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman in the hospital receiving treatment for clinical depression Sohn could not afford to lose any Democrat votes.
Sohn’s nomination officially died when West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin announced his opposition to Sohn’s nomination.
Manchin cited Sohn’s radical views on censoring conservative media explaining that Sohn could not lead the FCC in a nonpartisan manner.
Sohn announced she withdrew her nomination with a whiny statement complaining that Fox News and conservative media sunk her chances.
“It is a sad day for our country and our democracy when dominant industries, with assistance from unlimited dark money, get to choose their regulators. And with the help of their friends in the Senate, the powerful cable and media companies have done just that,” Sohn’s statement read.
Sohn’s allies on the left falsely claimed without citing any evidence that the opposition to her nomination owed to the fact she is a homosexual.
“The withdrawal of Gigi Sohn’s nomination to serve as commissioner… after 16 months of baseless attacks, is a huge loss for our civil and human rights coalition and the communities we represent. A champion of the issues we care about so deeply and the first member of the LGBTQ+ community to be nominated to the FCC, Gigi Sohn was an exemplary, history-making nominee for this position and should have been swiftly confirmed,” The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights’ President and CEO Maya Wiley said.
That was clearly false.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz put out a statement applauding the defeat of Sohn’s nomination as a win for free speech.
“The withdrawal of Ms. Sohn’s nomination is a major victory and represents a strong bipartisan agreement that we need a fair and impartial candidate who can receive the support needed for confirmation. The FCC is not a place for partisan activists; free speech is too important. Now, it’s time for the Biden administration to put forth a nominee who can be confirmed by the full Senate and is committed to serving as an even-handed and truly independent regulator,” Senator Cruz declared.
Ever since Donald Trump won the 2016 election the left began pressuring Big Tech and cable operators to censor conservative news outlets.
Joe Biden handpicked Gigi Sohn to serve as the tip of the spear in this effort.
And Sohn withdrawing dealt the pro-censorship forces on the left a massive setback.
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